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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
washington and the world and, we are tackling several developing stories this afternoon. president obama and the first lady are headed to south africa, joining dozens of world leaders who will honor the late nelson mandela. the president is joined on air force one by former president george w. bush, his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. meanwhile, for families in newtown, some powerful public statements ahead of a painful anniversary. we will listen to their message in a few minutes. >>> also, signs of real steps towards recovery on friday. unemployment fell to its lowest rate since november 2008. white house officials say congress can build on these gains. and that brings us to our top story. president pushing congress to finish the deal on the budget. yes, the season for wheeling and dealing, and not just bargain hunting at the mal. washington lawmakers face their first test since house republicans backed off the government shutdown. that deal, of course, created a new economic deadline, a congressional budget by this friday. so both houses of congress looking
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
on [ squeals ] ♪ and you do the best you can ♪ i got lost in this old world and forgot who i am ♪ ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. >>> is hillary clinton president obama's, quote, natural successor come 2016? and then does the republican party really think racism is over? an rnc tweet sparking a lot of controversy this morning. those are the topics for our agenda panel. we have corey dade joining us, molly ball, national political reporter for the atlantic and victoria defrancesco soto, an msnbc and nbc latino contributor. gang, happy monday to you. molly, i want to start with you on this because it was in an interview with democratic mega donor, long time hillary clinton backer, ian saban describing a growing consensus that hillary is obama's natural successor. he said that he'd pitch in with his full might if she launches a 2016 campaign. is this hillary clinton has already decided and big donors know it or big donors are trying to get her to decide? >> i think it's the latter. i don't think that even behind the s
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
when world leaders from around the globe will come here, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush and carter as well, a huge delegation from the united states. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union buildings here in pretoria, the capital, for several days. and then again, the state funeral on sunday. during that entire week, there will be events, small, big, remembrances of all sorts. it's hard to understate the significance -- historical significance of this event, of this moment for this country and the rest of the world. and here as has been the case for the past two nights, a huge outpouring of emotion, a lot of celebration. but the mood is mixed. some somber, a lot of remembrances. this is the beginning of a very long good-bye to nelson mandela by this country and the world. >> nbc's ron allen live for us in johannesburg, ron, thank you so much. as south africans prepare to bury nelson mandela, his death has ignited a fresh round of questions over what his true legacy should be. civil rights icon, terrorist, communist? here to have
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am PST
handshake between president obama and cuba's raul castro, bringing together two very unlikely people. now two of the nearly 100 world leaders who gathered there in solidarity, and there were some certainly memorable moments in that stadium to honor nelson mandela, the man. >> nelson mandela showed us a way with a heart larger than this stadium. >> joining me now is nbc's ron allen. ron, this was certainly a diplomatic occasion, the likes of which we rarely see. you've been close by so walk us through the significance of what took place and the significance of this stadium and what we have on the agenda for the rest of the week as the country is observing this celebration of nelson mandela's life. >> reporter: well, thomas, one of the most powerful moments that i saw and will remember is after president obama's speech when he went and greeted the mandela family. we saw nelson mandela's widow, one of the first times we've seen her since his passing last thursday and one of the first times we've seen her since his long illness dating pack to june leading up to this moment. she's a woman with
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
didn't work. we can go for a universal single payer plan which the rest of the world does but the republicans could scream communism or do obama care. this is a republican plan that the republicans now want to repeal. and paum ought to bring that irony hope to people, i think. >> as you point out, this was, you know, mother endorsed by the heritage foundation and implemented in massachusetts, which is basically -- >> by a republican governor, mitt romney. >> by a republican governor. almost 100% of adults and children are now covered because of what they were able to institute there in massachusetts. suzy, while we talk about this and are just in the beginning of december, it's just the beginning, everybody, although we're freaking out that we're getting so close to christmas. as we look at what congress is doing, there's only four days left when the house and senate are both at work before the end of the year, suzy, and there's a long to do list. and yet this congress has accomplished less than any in history. is this the new normal? is this what we as americans should expect fro
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
the world. president obama met mandela just once but says he will forever strive to walk in his footprint. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my life without the example mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> today we look not only at how mandela is being remembered but also reflect on how his life's mission will be carried forward. >> often when some great man dies, we say we have to wait the judgment of history. i don't think we have to in his case. we start with michelle kosinski. as i understand the crowd has been gathering because the news of madiba's death came so late in the day. explain how you have seen the crowd swell. >> reporter: right. it's just incredible. it has been hundreds upon hundreds of people not stopping for a moment since last night. and people aren't staying all day. they're constantly moving through. so that tells you how many people might have come through here. possibly tens of thousands at this point. and i
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